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Breckland Car park improvements driving forward

Breckland Car park improvements driving forward

1 on October 24, 2014, 3:21 pm

Breckland Council is pleased to confirm that Queen’s Square Car Park in Attleborough will shortly reopen for use, as repair and resurfacing work reaches completion. Drivers are also being advised that scheduled improvement work at car parks in Watton and Thetford will soon get underway. Breckland has been improving Queen’s Square Car Park recently as part of a maintenance programme […]

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Protest and Memory: A Tom Paine Symposium at Thetford’s Common Sense Club

Protest and Memory: A Tom Paine Symposium at Thetford’s Common Sense Club

0 on October 23, 2014, 2:21 pm

Thetford’s Common Sense Club holds its last meeting of the year at 8pm on Friday 7 November in the Old School, Thetford Grammar School. Four speakers have each been given their (approximately) ‘Fifteen Minutes of Paine’ to consider topics directly or indirectly appertaining to Thetford’s most famous son. Two contributions focus on popular protest: Colin Armes will speak about his […]

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Joan Johns: Commemorating World War 1 at Anteros Gallery

Joan Johns: Commemorating World War 1 at Anteros Gallery

0 on October 23, 2014, 11:48 am

Joan Johns brings a powerful and reflective body of mixed media work to the Mezzanine Gallery at Anteros. Based on research and testimonies from soldiers on the front line, this is an unflinching look at the realities of war and the conditions endured by the ‘poor bloody infantry’ in World War 1. It is hard-hitting and uncompromising in its depiction […]

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Breckland launches Local Plan consultation on options for future growth

Breckland launches Local Plan consultation on options for future growth

0 on October 23, 2014, 8:19 am

Breckland Cabinet members have endorsed Breckland’s Local Plan ‘Issues and Options Consultation’, a strategic document which is the first stage of consultation on the development of a new Local Plan for the district. When completed, the Local Plan will set the framework for how Breckland will grow over the next 22 years. The ‘Issues and Options’ document covers areas such as […]

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Breckland Planning Application List weekending 21st October 2014

Breckland Planning Application List weekending 21st October 2014

0 on October 23, 2014, 8:12 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 21st October 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Left to right: Cathy Rix, Karen Hitchcock, Richard Wills, Julia Perry, Leanne Neave all from Breckland Council whose training team ran the event

Region’s councils rise to the challenge from Breckland Training Services

0 on October 22, 2014, 3:09 pm

Around half of the local authorities in the East of England have taken on a unique challenge which has seen their staff step into senior roles within a fictional council and encounter many of the tests facing real corporate teams. Staff from 22 of the region’s councils came together to take on the Local Authority Challenge – East 2014, a […]

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Burnham Deepdale Market By Andy Davison Photography

10 Reasons for Half Term Independent Shopping on the North Norfolk Coast

0 on October 22, 2014, 8:16 am

Whatever the weather this October half term, the North Norfolk Coast, and particularly Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale, is a wonderful place to find independent retailers offering something different to the high street. As so much of the shopping available in cities and towns becomes a clone of all the other high streets, why not escape to the North Norfolk […]

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Anna Hope

Rush on for readers to pick up a free book ahead of First World War centenary event at Millennium Library

0 on October 22, 2014, 7:57 am

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library will be marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a special author’s event during the week of Remembrance Day. Best selling authors Anna Hope and Lissa Evans will be talking about their new releases at the Millennium Library on Wednesday 12 November at 2pm for an ‘Afternoon Tea and Conversation’ event. People […]

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Free talks about the management of Norfolk and Suffolk’s heritage sites

Free talks about the management of Norfolk and Suffolk’s heritage sites

0 on October 20, 2014, 11:32 am

Residents who would like to learn more about the management of heritage sites in Norfolk and Suffolk are being invited to an evening of talks on Thursday 23rd October 23 at High Lodge in Santon Downham The Norfolk Monuments Management Project was established in August 1990 to encourage the sustainable management of Norfolk’s heritage assets. From the start it has […]

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Norfolk County Council scores well in highways and transport satisfaction survey

Norfolk County Council scores well in highways and transport satisfaction survey

0 on October 19, 2014, 8:27 am

An independent survey of Norfolk residents has resulted in the County Council being ranked third (of 24 comparable councils in the country) for satisfaction with highways and transport services in their area. 3,300 Norfolk residents, chosen at random, were asked to rate their satisfaction with a range of highways and transportation services across the county, including satisfaction with issues including […]

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Norfolk County Councillors to consider future savings in adult social care budget

Norfolk County Councillors to consider future savings in adult social care budget

0 on October 19, 2014, 8:24 am

Members of Norfolk County Council’s Adult Social Care Committee will meet on Thursday 23 October to discuss a series of future savings proposals. The discussion on savings follows a meeting of the County Council’s Policy and Resources Committee last month, where councillors heard that an extra £13 million of savings needed to be found across the council for the financial […]

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Breckland weekly crime summary – the approach of bonfire night

Breckland weekly crime summary – the approach of bonfire night

on October 17, 2014, 9:42 am

There are a couple of issues to make you aware of this week – The policing team in Thetford are keen to trace the owner and user of a red and white motor cycle being ridden about in the Redcastle area. Complaints have been received regarding the manner in which it is being ridden and upsetting residents. It has a […]

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Rockland Community Shop news and forthcoming events

Rockland Community Shop news and forthcoming events

on October 17, 2014, 9:38 am

Rockland Community shop is much more than just a shop. The recent Macmillan coffee morning event raised a staggering £500 and more charity events will be following in the near future. At present the shop are actively supporting Andrew Roebuck’s attempt to conquer the Great Wall of China in aid of Pancreatic cancer – he is hoping to raise £2500 […]

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Funding awarded For Norfolk coastline flood protection

Funding awarded For Norfolk coastline flood protection

on October 17, 2014, 9:33 am

Properties, businesses and local communities along some parts of Norfolk’s coastline are set to receive a flood protection funding boost, courtesy of Norfolk County Council’s Coastal Fund. The £250,000 Coastal Fund was agreed by county councillors in February to help locations suffering from the effects of coastal flooding, following the tidal surge which affected coastal communities in December 2013. The […]

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Students of Green Park after school club.

The new cold frame opens for business at Oxburgh Hall

on October 16, 2014, 4:48 pm

Oxburgh Hall celebrated a very special event today, the official opening of their new cold frame, designed and built by the Green Park Club, an after-school club of students of local Iceni Academy.  Our reporter, Gabbie Joyce, went along to speak to the organisers and the students.         Teresa Squires, General Manager of Oxburgh Hall, opened preceedings […]

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